Skellern Cup 2024: Breaking Records and Creating Memories

Skellern Cup 2024: Breaking Records and Creating Memories

We reflect on the annual Girls Primary School tournament that etched its name in the record books.

This year’s Skellern Cup, boasting record-breaking 900 players, brought together 22 schools in an unparalleled celebration of football and community spirit. This milestone marks the largest Skellern Cup to date, a testament to the enthusiasm and dedication to football within our community.

  • Day 1 unfolded with a dynamic display of talent as 35 teams from Years 3&4 took to the field, creating a buzz with over 380 players passionately participating.
  • The excitement only intensified on Day 2, where 40 teams from Years 5&6, accompanied by 3 standby teams, showcased the profound growth of the tournament, drawing a staggering crowd of over 520 players.

A special touch to this year’s tournament was the presence of Amanda Skellern, one of the Skellern twins and the namesake of the event. Amanda’s passion for football and her inspiring spirit left an indelible mark on the young participants, elevating the Skellern Cup experience for all involved.

Behind the scenes, the Northern Suburbs Football Association staff played a pivotal role in steering the Skellern Cup to its size. Their tireless efforts and commitment to excellence have transformed the Skellern Cup into a premier event, and this year’s success is a testament to their dedication. Kristi Murphy, in particular, stood out for her pivotal role in orchestrating the tournament, ensuring smooth coordination and execution.

In the words of a participating teacher, “The Skellern Cup has evolved into more than just a football tournament; it’s a platform for students to forge lasting memories, embrace teamwork, and nurture their passion for the game.” Students echoed this sentiment, expressing gratitude for the opportunity to showcase their skills and build friendships on the field.

Organisers are already looking forward to building on this year’s success, promising an even more spectacular Skellern Cup in the future. The 2024 Skellern Cup will be remembered not just for its record-breaking numbers but as a testament to the enduring spirit of football, community, and the invaluable memories created on the fields of the back of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™.

Skellern Cup Participating Schools 2024!

Artarmon Public School
Berowra Public School
Castle Cove Public School
Gordon East Public School
Hornsby Heights Public School
Hornsby North Public School
Lane Cove Public School
Lane Cove West Public School
Mount Colah Public School
Neutral Bay Public School
Northside Montessori
Pymble Ladies College
Pymble Public School
Roseville Public School
St Ives North Public School
St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School – Asquith
Wahroonga Public School
Waitara Public School
Warrawee Public School
West Pymble Public School
Wideview Public School
Willoughby Public School

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